India has often found itself a place in the travel list of visitors from all over the world due to the surreal feel it has on offer. Be it animals roaming on the streets in the cities to funny sign posts on the mountain roads – you can expect to see the unexpected anywhere, when you are in India.
You would see all sorts of people talking about all sorts of things- a discussion taking place in the railway compartment about the Indian economy would seem no less serious than the one taking place amongst the cabinet ministers! A group of youngsters chatting about cricket would seem as though they’ve already surpassed the greats- “Pair nahi chalte Dhoni ke” (Dhoni doesn’t use his footwork well). You can find all this (and much more) only and only in one country – India. And I believe that’s what makes our country so special.
In this post, we’ve decided to bring up some of hilarious messages put up on sign boards that you would often find on the high mountain roads. As you need to be careful while driving on these dangerous roads with sharp turns, the authorities have put up funny sign boards to make people realise the importance of careful driving.
Most of these sign boards can be found on the Manali-Leh highway, which runs a length of about 470 kms. Although these may be hard for some people to decipher the message (or probably some even don’t want to) while driving, the real message behind the puns is to let people know that they are at risk while driving carelessly on such high altitude.
So, let’s have a look at some of the top ones. Here it goes-
1) “Peep Peep, Don’t Sleep”
This sign carries the message to it’s audience in it’s own hilarious way and has earned the reward for being on the top of this list.
2) “Life is short, why make it shorter”
This sign can also be seen in other parts of the nation, but is probably put to the best use here in the high mountain roads which advises drivers to be slow and steady while driving.
This message has been put on a sharp turn, and has personfied the body structure of a women with that of the road turns. The message adds a layer of humour with the spelling used for ‘curvaceous’.
4) “After whisky, driving risky”
This clearlg brings out the message that driving while being drunk is risky and can be fatal. The added layer of humour to the message makes it even more effective.
5) “Drive On Horsepower, Not On Rum Power”
This one is even more hilarious way of sending across the previous message, and implies that you should not fuel your journey with alcohol.
6) “Don’t Be Silly in the Hilly”
This sign has been put on a windy part of the road and implies that you should drive slowly and carefully to avoid any accident. “Silly” has been used quite funnily and makes this message stand out.
7) “It Is Not Rally, Enjoy The Valley”
This message, in it’s on own funny way tries to urge the drivers to go slow on these high hilly roads to avoid any mishap. By asking the drivers to “Enjoy the valley” , the message shot is to absorb the beautiful surroundings and go slow on the roads.
So this ends our post on the funny road signs. You may also like to read to my article on Indian Mentality (it’s quite hilarious). I’ll be back soon with my new post. Till then, Happy Travelling! 🙂
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